Official U.S. Playstation Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 1,415 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Colin McRae Rally 3
Lowest review score: 10 Big Bass Fishing
Score distribution:
1415 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The last level at Helm's Deep is possibly one of the most incredible-looking levels I've ever seen in a game...It's simply breathtaking. [Dec 2002, p.163]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an undeniably great game - it's just not meant for the casual player. [Jan 2006, p.80]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just like the best Contra games before it, Shattered Soldier puts your gaming skills completely to the test, but can still be mastered. [Jan 2003, p.126]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game plays with Warrick Dunn quickness, and the player models are the best in the business. But somehow the athletes feel sluggish, like they're chugging along with a slab of marble Velcroed to their backs. [Sept 2002, p.117]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like last year's game, VCS impresses like few other games on the PSP. [Jan. 2007, p.90]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can appreciate artistry in games, if you hanker for an experience that transcends genre, if you want to see what happens when a creative design team is allowed to ignore sales numbers and flavor-of-the-month trends, by all means bring yourself into Shadow's world. [Oct 2005, p.98]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It lacks a certain "oomph" I get out of EA football. [Sept 2003, p.98]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is exactly the kind of game the PSP needs. [Jan 2006, p.106]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's still great, great football, and al the new stuff makes it the best one yet. I'm just not so sure it's worth 50 bucks if you already have last year's edition. [Aug 2004, p.87]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is really freaking hard. Holy hell. [Jan 2002, p.136]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This Katamari is delightulish. [Nov 2005, p.94]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has you working through a story that's both compelling and, unlinke so many games these days, not utterly ridiculous. [Dec 2002, p.160]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Controls are practically perfect, plane selection is extensive, and the whole package is exceptionally polished. [Dec 2001, p.160]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nowhere near as tough as "Jak II" is. Those of you who pride yourselves on your old-school hardcore platforming skill may find this disappointing, but it's great news for the rest of us. "Hard" does not necessarily mean "good," and most of us don't like feeling as though a game is trying to give us an aneurysm. [Dec 2004, p.104]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By far the coolest feature, though, is the ability to partake in the park's attractions. [May 2003, p.97]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a constant sense of achievement and unlike many sci-fi-themed racers, it doesn't get old as it always manages to stay so exciting and fun. [Apr 2002, p.106]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, other games have stuff you can unlock, whether it's extra clothing or modes, but NBA Street V3 integrates it all so well and has such a high level of polish that you'll find yourself drawn into it as if it were some epic RPG.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This slick spy shooter makes it easy to pretend "The Omega Strain" never happened. [May 2006, p.91]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When playing offline, the best time to be had is during the historical campaign, which offers a Star Wars history lesson. [Nov 2004, p.114]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The biggest improvement (for me anyway) is that Namco absolutely nailed it with the controls this time. [Apr 2003, p.90]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the simplicity of it that works; that's what will undoubtedly make this thing the ultimate party toy. [Nov 2003, p.146]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With only a few exceptions, it exceeds every expectation. Bravo, indeed. [Jan 2006, p.102]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of its faults, Dynasty 4 is a pure adrenaline rush - the type, for me, that only the original "Devil May Cry" has rivaled on PS2. [May 2003, p.92]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only is the action fast, but the game engine is technically quite proficient on the PS one... Also has its fair share of voluptuous babes that like to, er, bounce. [Nov 2001, p.42]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like "EyeToy: Play," you might wonder how often you'd play this alone, but it's fun enough (and has enough multiplayer modes) that it's absolutely worth owning. [May 2004, p.97]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that Resistance is a truly excellent FPS, rich in variety, atmosphere, and sheer entertainment. [Dec. 2006, p.111]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alundra has a sweeping, epic story that contains its share of mysteries, plot twists and moments of high drama. [Jan 1998]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Have you ever walked out of a particularly good horror flick only to discover that your muslces ache because you've been tensing them up in anticipation of the next terrifying event? Silent Hill 3 is like that. [Aug 2003, p.95]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Leave it to Square to find a way to combine survival-horror and RPG elements into a gripping adventure. [Nov 2001, p.50]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is truly a 100-hour RPG. [Dec 2001, p.172]
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